Liked It8 of 9 members found this review helpful
“Dune is by far the most influential book in my life. There was a time where I was a little too obsessed with Herbert's work and all I read were his books. Ultimately, I have read the entire original Dune series three times through. What was initially so compelling to me about this book was the...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Kind of dry. I liked the concepts when I was younger, and I liked it once, but overall I want to call it a roller coaster book. I mean roller coaster meaning it has a few ups, and many points where it just drops. Slow read, and possibly overrated.”see full review » see other reviews »
“I started this book three different times before I managed to get through the first 100 pages.The pacing and the language kind of ruined this book for me, I never was able to get engrossed in the story which made it too easy to keep putting down. In the end, I did like it, not sure if I liked it enough to read the sequels though.”Aimee A wrote this review 8 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Recommended by my eldest granddaughter, Evelyn. It is very engaging and I'm liking it a lot so far. SiFi on other planets in the future.”Jeane P R wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
After reading these first 100 pages of the book, I can find myself really liking it. First off, the book greatly reminds me of Star Wars which I am a great fan of. And secondly every time I read it I find it extremely fun to imagine the world that Frank Herbert has created. The universe in which this book is set is incredible. It's crazy how much detail the author has put into describing this universe: The names, the religions, the cultures and all the imagery of the barren planet of Arrakis that he provides. What I do find somewhat annoying though is the amount of names and characters that the story provides you with. I feel like they are bit excessive and I'm often confused about which character the author is speaking about. Other than that, I'm eager to see how this story develops and what else this universe created by Frank Herbert has to offer. ”
“A personal favourite.”JennE wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I actually prefer the movie.”Sir Tom wrote this review Tuesday, November 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Read the original trilogy in college. Liked them well enough, but not enough to read any of the follow on books.”SF_fan_mae wrote this review Thursday, November 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Dune is a complex science fiction novel, regarded by some as the greatest science fiction novel of all time. It follows Paul "maud dib" though the hardships he faces and eventually overcomes to become the most powerful person in the empire.”Jonathan Lafleur wrote this review Tuesday, October 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved this weird book, and the next two in the series, although it was very easy to get caught in the maze of the language and plot and soon become lost. Herbert has a way with words that are poetic and yet can be blunt and painful like a knife. Overall, if one can stick in there, the tales are rich and exciting even if they get a bit bogged down (in the sandstorms) in the legacy that is Dune.”CA Portnellus wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Comperato in viaggio di nozze nella città di Malaga - Libreria Luces - maggio 2004”russianblue wrote this review Friday, October 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Dune is the story of a boy who travels to a planet to avenge the wrongs against his family and eventually take over the universe. It had an very well developed universe that weaves in environmental impacts and economics beautifully.
This was one of the first science fiction books I read. I was fascinated by the Desert People who value water like Americans value oil. They are described as dry, withered people because of the fact that they live on a desert planet and recycle any and all water they use. They even treat people from water worlds as gluttonous and water-wasters. It's this part of the story that ended up sticking with me, because it forced me to look at what I valued. I also wondered what it would be like to not be yelled at for not drinking enough water....
This book is suitable for a classroom because of the incorporation of economics and environmental science. Excerpts could be used to illustrate the impact of a life without abundant water or the effects of limiting the most coveted material (spice) in an economy.”